Published
October 13, 2021
Location
St. Louis, United States of America
Category
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Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Our client, a privately held company with over 1,000 employees, is a leading global supplier of a product used in a variety of applications in a diverse range of markets including chemical manufacturing, paints and coatings, construction, and plastics to name just a few. They are well regarded in their industry and known for their ethics, stability, and employee tenure. They are adding a newly created position to their organization, Internal Communications Specialist, to create and implement their internal communications strategy.  Collaborating with a variety of partners, the Internal Communications Specialist will gather information, develop content, and achieve effective communication for both internal and external audiences.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research, evaluate and recommend emerging trends, best practices, methods, and tools for effective communication in a multi-site manufacturing environment.
  • Identify and create communications content relative to the business and its audience.
  • Ensure consistency in all aspects of the organization’s communications.
  • Develop and maintain a company-wide strategic communications calendar.
  • Gather factual content including interviewing a variety of internal and external parties.
  • Design and publish social media content on LinkedIn and/or other business platforms, monitor for feedback, and address inquiries.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor methods to increase web traffic and report progress.
  • Develop and maintain company intranet content.
  • Create, publish, and distribute press releases and employee / community newsletters.
  • Maintain library of company publications, photos, historical materials, etc.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendor partners for key initiatives including crisis communication, video production, professional photography, etc.
  • Participate on the charitable contributions committee and maintain contributions budget.
  • Organize and support a wide variety of company and community events.
  • Plan, design, and deliver training courses and materials as assigned.
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field required.
  • Minimum two years of applicable hands-on experience required.
  • Proficient in desktop publishing, MS Office Suite, and social media analytics.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and dynamic requirements.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively engage audiences.
  • Excellence in business writing and proofreading is essential.

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